Get “Actively” Involved for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Walking for the CureOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while we talk a lot about getting the right nutrients for your health, being active is also a critical part of getting healthy and reducing the risk of certain types of cancers.  If you’re already active, consider challenging yourself — a marathon, perhaps?  If you have let the exercise  routine slide and aren’t in great shape, start out slow but doing something that will get you moving.  A 20 minute walk each day is 20 minutes of exercise you weren’t getting before — that’s 2 hrs and 20 minutes a week (see, a little here and there can really add up).   Grab an exercise buddy since studies show you’re more likely to stick with a routine if you’re accountable to someone else and not trying to go it alone.  Grab your neighbor and get caught up on each other’s lives while taking a brisk walk.

And October not only gives you plenty of opportunities to get active, but also to get involved with activities that help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention.  So get active for your health and get moving with an organized event to help others with theirs.  For your convenience, we’ve listed several happening in our local area below.  Have fun!

Breast Cancer events

  • Pink for Life
    September 8, 2012 – November 8, 2012
    Get your nails done while supporting Komen Southern Nevada. Stop by Pink Nails, make a donation to Komen and receive a special gift. Don’t forget to sign the pink wall while you’re there!
    Pink Nails, 8414 Farm Road, #160, Las Vegas, NV 89131
  • Premium Outlets Pink Event
    October 1-31, 2012

    During the month of October, Las Vegas Premium Outlets South and Las Vegas Premium Outlets North offers customers the opportunity to make a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and receive a discount card for 25% off one item at participating stores, while supplies last.
    Las Vegas Premium Outlets South, 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89123
    Las Vegas Premium Outlets North,875 South Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Las Vegas Review Journals Annual Pink Paper Day
    Monday, October 1, 2012

    The Las Vegas Review Journal will publish its annual Pink Paper to raise dollars for breast cancer on October 1st.  If you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to pick up a copy of this very special edition of the LVRJ.
  • 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Las Vegas, NV
    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This event is an inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up at http://www.strideslasvegas.com/
    JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa at Summerlin, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
  • The Pink Tee, A Golf & Social Event at Southern Highlands Golf Club
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    If you’re an experienced golfer, or even if you’re not, sign up for a great day of golf, food, spirits, special boutique shopping, auctions and more. Hosted by Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation and M.J. Christensen Diamonds, everyone who attends is sure to have a fabulous time. Proceeds from this event will benefit Komen Southern Nevada and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.
  • Flightlinez Las Vegas
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Head to Fremont Street to ride Flightlinez Las Vegas and support Komen Southern Nevada.
  • Valhalla Med Spa’s 2nd Annual Monster Bash
    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Valhalla Med Spa is supporting Komen at their 2nd Annual Monster Bash on Thursday, October 18th from 5pm-8pm. During this event, Valhalla Med Spa will be offering their lowest prices of the year while you enjoy a DJ, food, prizes and fun. Tickets are $20 with $10 from each ticket sale going to Komen Southern Nevada. Call Valhalla Med Spa for more information at 702.658.0204.
    Valhalla Med Spa, 6804 W. Cheyenne Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89108

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